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Lance Johnson: MCS December Employee of the Month
Lance Johnson is an integral member of the MCS Transportation department, serving as the District’s Special Education Transportation Supervisor. In this role, Lance oversees the safe and efficient transportation of our special needs and 504 students. He is also an important part of the implementation of the MCS routing software (Traversa) and the bus tracking application, Marietta Ride 360.In November, MCS launched Marietta Ride 360, providing parents and guardians with quick access to their child’s bus routing information and GPS location data. Mr. Johnson’s commitment to MCS and the transportation department has been unwavering. He has worked countless evenings and weekends to ensure we are providing excellent tracking technology for our parents, students and community. Mr. Johnson’s ability to lead by example and create a positive work environment for his colleagues is remarkable.Lance has worked in education for nearly 10 years. Lance says his role is most fulfilling because he is able to effectively serve and service students every day.“I enjoy being able to assist our students in receiving their education,” he said. “I enjoy that our leadership is willing to do whatever it takes for our students to be successful.”Lance is also a team player, and while he is humbled to be named the December Employee of the Month, he credits his colleagues for the collective impact they have on the safety and well-being of students.“Though this award may be about my efforts, there are more than 80 people who have given and sacrificed a lot for us to be as safe and as efficient as we are,” he explained. “Though my name may be on this award, it’s really their efforts and passion that have made this recognition possible-- from the drivers and monitors who safely transport our students to and from school, to the mechanics who ensure our buses are safe to operate.”In his free time, Lance enjoys playing basketball and video games like Madden. He also serves as a Recreation Leader for Marietta Parks & Recreation and is a member of the Georgia Association of Pupil Transportation (G.A.P.T).We congratulate Lance Johnson for being recognized as the December District Employee of the Month!